Mouradian Foundation Programe
Here are the details of a series of events hosted by the Mouradian Foundation and STICERD and held at the London School of Economics.
The aim of these events is to educate the general public and to raise awareness of topical issues and discuss public policy solutions to create a better society.
The Mouradian Foundation - CFM Macroeconomic Policy Seminars are held in collaboration with the Centre for Macroeconomics at LSE.
Academic year 2022-2023
Mouradian Foundation Political Economy Seminar with Daniel Chandler
15 May 2023
"What would a fair society look like?"
In this talk, Daniel Chandler will explore how Rawls’s ideas can help us transform our societies for the better, drawing on his recent book, Free and Equal.
Mouradian Foundation - CFM Macroeconomic Policy Seminar with Tommaso Monacelli
30 March 2023
"Fiscal Rules in Europe: Back to the Future"
After the Covid crisis, the EU is approaching a critical juncture in redesigning its fiscal architecture. Going back is unfeasible, going forward is paved with uncertainty. Tommaso will discuss the main challenges ahead, as regards the proposals for a more centralized European fiscal policy, policies of debt mutualization and a greater degree of fiscal union.
Mouradian Foundation - CFM Macroeconomic Policy Seminar with Philipp Schnabl
02 March 2023
"Monetary Policy and Bank Balance Sheets"
Philipp Schnabl will discuss how the balance sheets of US banks have evolved over the past three years, including their rapid increase in size during the pandemic followed by the sharp contraction in the last 12 months, as well as the change in the composition of assets. Dr Schnabl will also discuss how banks price deposits, and how this affects their investment policies.
Mouradian Foundation Political Economy Seminar with Martin Wolf
08 February 2023
"The crisis of democratic capitalism"
Democracy and capitalism are the political and economic 'operating systems' of today's high-income democracies. But how stable is the relationship between them? The answer is 'not very', since it requires a separation of power from wealth inconsistent with almost all historical experience. In his new book, The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism, Martin Wolf argues that this complex system can best be described as a marriage of 'complementary opposites'. The book analyses how this marriage happened, why it is fragile and how economic and political changes have undermined it. It concludes by asking what needs to be done in response to developments that threaten the survival of liberal democracy itself.
Mouradian Foundation Political Economy Seminar with Paul Tucker
17 January 2023
"Global Discord: values and power in a fractured world order"
As outlined in his new book, democracies are facing a drawn-out contest with authoritarian states entangling much of public policy with global security issues. He will lay out some principles for a sustainable system of international cooperation, showing how democracies can deal with China and other illiberal states without sacrificing their deepest political values. Examples will be drawn from the international monetary order, including the role of the US dollar, trade and investment regimes, and the financial system. The approach takes its inspiration from David Hume rather than the standard International Relations menu of Hobbes, Kant, or Grotius, so that each of power, norms and material interests matter. After his opening remarks, our panel will engage in a discussion with Paul and each other, and questions from the audience.
Mouradian Foundation - CFM Macroeconomic Policy Seminar with Francesco Bianchi
30 November 2022
"Monetary: Fiscal policy interaction and post pandemic inflation"
The post pandemic spur of inflation has caught many by surprise. We argue that part of the increase in inflation had a fiscal nature. This requires changes both on the monetary and fiscal side, especially considering the new geopolitical environment
Mouradian Foundation - CFM Macroeconomic Policy Seminar with Sir Charlie Bean
10 November 2022
"Monetary: the UK gilt markets"
Discussion about what happened in the UK gilt markets last month and what it implies for fiscal policy in the UK moving forward.